Wednesday, February 20, 2013

THE WRITING TOPICS IN THE WRITING FILES BY TYPE



Note to the visitor to this blog: It is suggested that you preface all the writing activities you do with appropriate videos and reading.
Grammar Related Writing
1.       Future Tenses (Writing Files 1)
2.       Past tenses and cause effect structures ( Writing Files 1)
3.       Present perfect and past tenses (Writing Files 1)
Narratives
1.       Guided narrative and summary practice: Why Luke Died With a Knife Through His Heart (Writing Files 1)
2.       Narratives: Suggested Topics (Writing Files 1)
3.    Who was Sara Forbes Bonetta? Narrative
4.    How Scotland lost its independence; narrative
5.    The mystery of the Mary Celeste; narrative
6.    The mystery of the Bermuda Triangle; narrative
7.     The Story of Atlantis: Fact or Fiction? Narrative
8.     The Kon-Tiki Expedidition; Narrative
9.    The rise and mysterious fall of the Maya; Narrative
10.  Who are the white supremecists? Description / Narrative / Problem solution essay
11.  Astrology and its significance for ancient civilizations
12. Witches and Witchcraft through the ages
13. Almaz's story; narrative
14. When time stood still; a Hiroshima survivor's story
15. What happened to flight MH17? Guided narrative
16. What happened at Aston Hall?
17. What happened to Damien Nettles?

    Tell the story (all these posts can be found under narratives as well)
1.       Tell the story of the Gunpowder plot
2.       Tell the story of the Soweto uprising
3.       Tell the story of the Battle of Hastings
4.       Tell the story of the Battle of the Somme
5.       Tell the story of the Night of the Long Knives
6.       Tell the story of the Opium Wars
7.       Tell the story of the Salem Witchcraft trials
8.       Tell the story of Galileo and the Inquisition
9.       Tell the story of the expression “Crossing the Rubicon”
10.   Tell the story of the Red Queen
11.   Tell the story of Queen Nefertiti
12.   Tell the story of the Boston Tea party
13.  Tell the story of the Nobel Prize
14.  Tell the story of the peasants' revolt
15.  Tell the story of Earth
16. Tell the story of Pocahontas
17.  Tell the story of The Ming Dynasty of China
18. Tell the story of the Roman gladiators
19.  Tell the story of the Praetorian Guard
20. Tell the story of Hammurabi's Code
21. Tell the story of the Totem Pole
22. Tell the story of the Inquisitions
23. Tell the horrific story of the live orca trade
24. Tell the story of the Christmas Truce of 1914
25. Tell the story of the Dreyfus affair
26. Tell the story of the killing fields of Cambodia
27. Tell the story of an ecological disaster: the Aral Sea crisis
28.  Tell the story of the famous march in Selma
29.   Tell the story of the Vietnam War
30. Tell the story of Confucius
31. Tell the story of the Suffragettes
32. Tell the story of the Red River murders
33. Tell the story of the gun powder plot
34. Tell the story of the famous architect Antonio Gaudi
35. Tell the story of the Apartheid
36. Tell the story of the Black Death
37. Tell the story of the Mayerling incident
38. Tell the story of Operation Mincemeat
39. Tell the story of the resurrectionists or body snatchers
40. Tell the story of a famous feminist: Caroline Norton
41. Tell the story of a Victorian feminist: Josephine Butler
42. Tell the story of the internment of the Japanese
43. Tell the story of how the Sun will die
44. Tell the story of the Republic of Texas and the Texas Revolution
45. Tell the story of the contract children of Switzerland
46. Tell the story of the trail of tears
47. Tell the story of the Highland clearances
48. The Terrible world of the Victorian workhouse
   

Descriptions
1. Where to go during your vacation? Virtual tour assisted description or comparison contrast essay /paragraph
2. Description of a place; virtual tour assited writing activity
3. .Describe a building or a house; virtual tour assisted writing activity
4.  World heritage sights; interactive map related description
5.  Who were the Samurai? Description
6.  Who were the Vikings? Description
7.  Who are the white supremecists? Description / Narrative / Proplem solution essay
8.  Astrology and its significance for ancient civilizations
9. The plight of refugees
10. What is minimalist design?
11. The Magna Carter and its significance
12. The Gulags past and present
13.  What is vintage? Description
14. Become a tour guide; description
15. Who were the neanderthals? Description
16. Reilly Ace of Spies
17. Describing people
18. Describing a place
19. What are persuasive technologies and how do they work?
20  What will the world of the future be like?
      Process Essays
1.       Guided summary and process essay: The German Dioxin Scare 
2.       Process Essay With Plan: How to Prepare For The Proficiency 
3.       How to become a successful sportsman 
4.       How to achieve happiness in life 
5.       How to become a good parent 
6.       How to make a success of a relationship 
7.       How to make a success of secondary school 
8.       How to rise in the private sector 
9.    What is minimalist design?
10.  The secrets to successful negotiations
Classification Essays
1.       Classification essay with plan: Books 
2.       Films 
3.       Advertisements 
4.   Research essay: what is cyber bullying
5.   Non Govermental Organizations
6.   Painters
Definition Essays
1.       The qualities of a good teacher 
2.       The qualities of minority groups 
3.       The qualities of a good leader 
4.       The qualities of hooligans 
5.    Research related definition essay: voluntary simplicity 
7.     Research related essay: what is a welfare state
7.     Research related writing: what is cyber bullying
8. What is cybercrime?
9. What is Bitcoin? Definition essay
10. The secrets of body language: a definition essay
11. Integrity and work ethics; definition and problem / solution essay
12. What is yoga? Definition / Advantages essay
13. What is consumerism and how does it impact our lives? Definition / problem and solution essay.
14. What is emotional or social contagion? Definition / solution essay
15. What is altruism?" Definition essay
16. What is gentrification?
17. What is non verbal communication?
18. What is telepathy?
19. What is genocide?
20 What is a logical fallacy?
21. What is Voodoo? Definition essay
22. The qualities of an ideal university
23. The qualities of an ideal manager; definition essay
24. What is synesthesia?
25. Buddhism: a pilosophy
26. What constitutes national identity?
27. Inspirational leadership
Comparison Contrast Essays-   
  Research related essay: What is cyber bullying?
1.       Text based comparison contrast essay: The UK and The Bedouin family (Writing File 1)
2.       Boarding schools and day schools (Writing Files 1)
3.       Watching a film at a cinema and watching a DVD at home (Writing Files 1)
4.       Comparison contrast essay with plan: team sports and individual sports (Writing Files 1)
5.       Text based comparison contrast essay: working with your hands versus working with your hands (Writing Files 1)
7.   Comparison / Contrast Essay: Electoral Systems
9. Gypsies past versus present
9. The private sector and the public sector; a comparison contrast essay
10. Berlin and Paris 1914, on the eve of WWI
11. The team player versus the lone wolf; comparison contrast or advantages and disadvantages essay
12. Solitude versus loneliness; a comparison and contrast essay
13. Democracy versus totalitarianism; a comparison and contrast essay
14. World War 1 and World War 2; comparison contrast essay
15. Hitler versus Stalin; comparison and contrast essay
16. The Egyptian pyramids versus the central and south American pyramids; comparison and contrast essay
17. Where to go during your vacation? Virtual tour assisted description or comparison contrast essay /paragraph
18.Description of a place; virtual tour assited writing activity
19.Describe a building or a house; virtual tour assisted writing activity
20. Feudalism versus the Caste System; Comparison and Contrast Essay
21. Freedom of Speech; Comparison and contrast essay
22. Washington D. C. past and present
23. Afghanistan past and present; comparison contrast
24. Empathy versus sympathy; comparison and contrast essay
25. Autocratic versus democratic management
26.  Ancient Greek democracy versus modern democracy comparıson and contrast essay
27. Neanderthals versus modern humans
28. Tea or coffee?
29. Refugees, Migrants and Assylum Seekers
30. The male versus the female brain
31. Which afterlife would you prefer?
32. The fuel of the future


Advantages Disadvantages Essays
1.       Seasonal agricultural labor: a worthwhile institution or a source of problems 
2.       Being a member of a group 
3.       Text based advantages disadvantages essay: school uniforms a blessing or a curse? 
4.       Online Recruiting 
5.       Military interventions 
6.  Reading related essay: the advantages and disadvantages of citizen journalism 
7. Research related advantages and disadvantages essay: Uploading Your Brain to the Internet
8. Research related advantages disadvantages essay: Data Mining
9. Research related advantages disadvantages essay: International Aid to Underdeveloped countries
10. Research related advantages disadvantages essay: how Skype and similar applications have transformed our lives.
11. Private security companies in war zones; an advantages and disadvantages essay
12. Government involvement in providing health care
13. The team player versus the lone wolf; comparison contrast or advantages and disadvantages essay
24. The advantages and disadvantages of departmentation
25.  What is yoga? Definition / Advantages essay
26. . Contracting and subcontracting; a brilliant move or a headache? Advantages and disadvantages essay
27. What is gentrification?
28. Eugenics; a completely unethical movement or a brilliant opportunity?
29. The advantages of crowdfunding
30. The pros and cons of labor unions
31. The pros and cons of being a vegetarian
32. Being a multipotentialite
33. The advantages and disadvantages of gaming
34. The advantages and disadvantages of hosting a major sporting event
35. The advantages of bilingualism
36. Degree Apprenticeships: the alternative to a university degree
37. A cashless society; would it work?
28. The pros and cons of mind wandering
29. Biofuels; a blessing or a curse?
30. The power of a broader perspective
31. The advantages of emotional intelligence
32. The advantages of social intelligence
33. The advantages of a good sense of humour
34. Ecotherapy and its benefits
35. The benefits of prosocial behavior
36. The pros and cons of fracking
37. Seasteading
38. Microliving


Cause Effect Essays
1.       Feudalism and tribalism in the southeast of Turkey 
2.       The fight against poverty: why is the world failing miserably? 
3.       The popularity of social networking sites 
4.        Video related cause effect essay: domestic violence 
5.       The world cup in Qatar                              
6.       Obama and the Gay military law 
7.       Climate Change and Turkey: where are we heading? 
8.       An increasing menace: urban violence 
9.       Text based cause effect essay : racism( Writing Files 1)
10.   Text based cause effect essay: the arms trade booms amid global economic woes 
11.   Text based cause effect essay: life after war 
12.   Text based cause effect essay: talking rubbish
13.   Text based cause effect essay: a global recession 
14.   Forest fires 
15.   Surveillance  
16.   Refugee crises 
17.   Cause  effect essay with plan: stress 
18.   Cause effect essay with plan: happiness 
19.   YouTube related cause effect essay: gold mining operations  
20. Research related essay: the cheap labor garment industry 
21. Research based cause and effect essay: Europe's lost generation youth unemployment
22. Research based cause analysis essay: Mob Mentality
23. Research related effect analysis essay: Discrimination
24. Research related essay: the causes of social unrest
25. Research related essay: the causes of corruption
26. Research related essay: why it is important to preserve historical sites and artifacts
27. Research related essay: the increase in doping in sports and the effects on athletes and the sports
28. . Research related writing: the rise of the extreme right in Europe
129. Cause / effect essay: why do we play games?
30. Nature Deficit Disorder: A 21st Century Problem
31. No...Please: We're Japanese!
32. Violence against women: the causes the effects and the solutions
33. The gender gap in professional environments
34. How does political turmoil impact the economy?
35. The Eurozone Crisis; Cause / Effect or Problem Solution essay
36. The Causes of Suicide
37. Urban sprawl: cause and effect essay
38. What is happening to slow or deep reading? cause and effect essay.
39. Positive thinking: an effect analysis or problem solution essay
40.  The effects of the Industrial Revolution
41. The  causes and effects of the Great Depression
42. The impact of the Age of Enlightenment
43. The causes and effects of the reformation
44. Mining accidents: preventable man made disasters
45. Why women seem to be less confident than men
46. The Reykjavik confessions: a murder mystery; cause analysis essay
47. Who gets to graduate? Cause analysis and problem solution essay
48. Binge drinking on university campuses; cause and effect essay
49. What is gentrification?
50. The plight of refugees
51. The impacts of colonialism
52. How are gender roles determined?
53. Witches and Witchcraft through the ages
54. Why is anti-Semitism on the rise? Cause and effect essay
55. The social and economic impacts of epidemics
56. The Causes of shyness
57. Illegal immigration into the EU; a growing problem
58. Burnout: symptoms, causes and solutions
59. Income inequality; effects and solutions
60. Why is it important to remember Auschwitz?
61. What makes humans capable of such incredible cruelty towards each other?
62. Why do we blame others and why should we give it up?
63. Curiosity and why our future depends on it
64. Why are some people chronically unhappy?
65. Envy, jealousy and resentment
66. Social anxiety disorder, causes, effects and solutions
67. An unspeakable, shameful and violent crime: rape
68. Child trafficking in China
69. What makes us human?
70 Job satisfaction
71. Reasons for conflict in the workplace
72. Why is play so important?
73. Why we need art in our lives
74. Why we need music in our lives
75. Education standards in developing countries
76. Hooked: a series on drug abuse; Discussing causes and effects
77. Rumination: the danger of dwelling on things
78. The plight of child soldiers
79. The Prohibition Era: a failed social experiment
80. What makes Hayao Miyazaki special?
81. What makes Hayao Miyazaki special?
82. The poisoning of a town: Flint's water supply
83. How does a conartist trick you?
84. The impacts of bad news
85. The impacts of urban noise
86. The effects of urban living on the mind
87. Why are we so ready to believe rumors?
88. Ocean Garbage
89. Vietnamese girls abducted and sold in China
90. Food insecurity; causes and effects
91. The causes and consequences of biodiversity declines
92. The strategy of planned obsolescence
93. Social consciousness; what it is and why it is vital
94. Light pollution
95. What determines voter behavior?
96. The effects of boredom
97. Recruitment bias
98. How does music affect us?
99. Why do intelligent people have fewer friends?
100. A dirty secret: coal mining
101. Thawing permafrost has serious implications
102. What happened at the infamous nuclear test site, The Polygon, in the former Soviet Union?
103. The problems facing the world's oceans
104.  The food you eat effects your gut
105.  The lost children of East Timor
106.  Why do humans have larger brains?
107. Plastic surgery in South Korea: an epidemic
108. Rising sea levels
109. The Halo Effect
110. Why are conspiracy theories so popular?
111. Bibliotherapy
112. Voter apathy and voter fatigue
113. Overparenting: helicopters, snowplaughs and bubble-wrappers
114. The importance of medical ethics
115. The reasons for the increase in world hunger
116. Why is critical thinking so important?
117 Social mobility
118. Canada's Dark Secret
119. Electronic waste management
120. Resignation syndrome
121. The tragedy of the commons
122. What would happen if the world went vegetarian?
Problem Solution Essays
1.       Video and reading related problem solution essay: the US gun laws 
2.       The ongoing problem of the Somali pirates
3.       Text related problem solution essay: four simple ways to end your next argument 
4.       Text related problem solution essay: AIDS in the third world 
5. Problem solution / process essay with a plan: How to write a good essay
6. Problem solution / process essay with a plan: How to tackle a writing activity in class?
7. Research related problem solution essay: bullying in schools
8. Research related problem solution essay: Loneliness 
9. Research related problem solution essay: Bonded labour 
10. Research related problem solution essay:  street children 
11. Research related essay: child brides 
12. The Cove
13. A toxic feeling: prejudice and how to deal with it
14. Famine and Starvation in Africa; a Problem Solution Essay
15. Research related analysis of a problem: the troubled teen industry and the horrific rehab centers
16. Conflict minerals: problem and solution essay
17. Burnout: problem solution essay
18. Miscarriages of justice: problem solution essay
19. The Eurozone Crisis; Cause / Effect or Problem Solution Essay
20. Anger management: problem solution essay
21. Anxiety: problem solution essay
22. Attention span: how to remain focused; problem solution essay
23. Integrity and work ethics; definition and problem / solution essay
24. What makes a positive college experience?Problem / Solution essay
25. Positive thinking: an effect analysis or problem solution essay
26. How can the teaching / learning experience be improved? get rıd of obsolete methods and practices; problem and solution essay
27. What is consumerism and how does it impact our lives? Definition / problem and solution essay.
28. Who gets to graduate? Cause analysis andproblem solution essay
29. What is emotional or social contagion? Definition / Solution essay
30. STD's and how to prevent them; problem and solution essay
31. Who are the white the white supremecists? Description / Narrative / Problem solution essay
32. How to fix public education: designing the classrooms of the future; problem and solution essay 
    33.  How can one develop positive teacher student relationships? 
34. Creating more sustainable cities; problem solution essay
35. Tell the horrific story of the live orca trade
36. How to increase motivation
37. Favoritism, cronyism and nepotism
38. Anger management
39. How can motivation be increased
40. How to improve concentration
41. The importance of social mobility
42. The science of persuasion
43. How to find happiness in the modern world
44. How to combat poaching in Africa
45. Education standards in developing countries
46. How can labor productivity be increased?
47. What is reslience and how can it be improved?
48. The problem of homelessness
49. How to increase student creativity
50. Food waste a totally avoidable problem
51. How to be a good listener
52. Critical thinking: what it is and how to develop it
53. Passive aggression and children
54. Groping and harassment
55.. The impact of fake news
46. What we can learn from the latest PISA results
57. Rehabilitating prisoners so that they can be productive members of society
58. Can compassion be taught?
59. Math anxiety
60. Insults and how to deal wıth them
61. How to deal with the rubbish we produce
62. Coercive control
Argumentative Essays
1.       Should people be barred from developed countries? 
2.       A liberal arts education or early specialization? 
3.       Can TV journalism survive the media revolution?
4.       Is the health sector becoming commercialized? 
5.       Rethinking Education 
6.       Enough is enough; we need to set our children free (Writing Files 1)
7.    Research related argumentative essay: should gay couples be allowed to adopt?
8.    Reading related argumentative essay: should the correction of university level essays be left to artificial intelligence? 
9. Reading related essay: Does television shape concepts of social reality
10. Research related cause and effect or problem / solutıon essay: the tragic plight of street children 
11. Are parents legally responsible for their children's actions?
12. Should a third airport be built in Istanbul?
13. Should Turkey build nuclear power plants in Sinop and Akkuyu?
14. Are drones a legitimate weapon of war?
15. Modern surveillance technology
16.  Argumentative essay: What is a fair wage for sportsmen?
17. Argumentative essay: Is space exploration a waste of money?
18. Argumentative essay: Should the retirement age be raised
19. Argumentative essay: Conscription, military recruitment or the draft
20. Argumentative essay: Is growth good for biodiversity?
21. Argumentative  essay: Is the risk of cyber-warfare over rated?
22. Argumentative essay: Should cannabis be legal everywhere?
23. Argumentative essay: Are casinos too much of a gamble?
24. Government involvement in providing healthcare
25. Surrogacy, an act of generosity or perversion?
26. Is solar energy the answer to all our prayers?
27. Coeducation or same sex schooling? An argumentative eSSAY
  28.Is MOOC or massive open online cource the future of education? Argumentative essay
29.  Nuclear disarmament; a dream or a distinct possibility? Argumentative essay
30. . Paper, plastic or neither? argumentative essay
31. Movies or books? An argumentative essay
32. Is Uganda's draconian new law against human rights or not?
33. Dementia village: a wonderful idea or a new take on the Truman Show?
34. Pressure groups, indispensable or not?
35. Humanitarian intervension: an argumentative essay
36. The NSA versus individual freedom: an argumentative essay
37. Private education: an argumentative essay
38. Sex education in schools: a taboo or a requirement?
39. Should euthanasia be allowed? Argumentative essay
40. Should prostitution be legalized? Argumentative essay
41. Should women be recruited on the front line? Argumentative essay
42.A world without food: ıs eating overrated? Argumentative essay
43. Is World War 3 possible? Argumentative essay
44. . How should this man be dealt with if he is caught? Argumentative essay
45. A good man in Rwanda; argumentative essay
46. Should teachers be using social media in class? Argumentative essay
47. Will artificial intelligence spell the end of the human race?
48. Do enhanced interrogation techniques work?
49. Should there be limits to freedom of expression?
50. What type of leader or manager would you prefer to work with and why?
51. Are we getting dumber or smarter?
52. Standardized tests: pros and cons
53. Is online voting a feasible option for the future?
54. What are multiverses and do they exist?
55. Is it ever right to create a superior human being?
56. Open borders versus the nation state
57. Who is happier? The introvert or the extrovert?
58. Should refugees be turned away or welcomed?
59. Can doctors and hospitals refuse treatment?
60. Are people born evil?
61. George Orwell or Aldous Huxley; who has it right?
62. Who was George-Eugene Haussman?
63. Money and happiness; what is the relationship?
64. Should the jury system be abolished?
65. Which is more important: talent or hard work?
66. Are we losing the art of listening?
67. Does suffering make us stronger and lead to success?
68.  Organic Farming
69 The pros and cons of factory farming
70 The presidential versus the parliamentary system
71. Mitacondrial replacement therapy (MRT) or three person babies
72. Protectionism versus international trade deals
73. What is the Mandela Effct and what are its implications?
74. Should we get rid of standerdized tests?
75. Does technology need to be ethical?
76. Net neutrality

   Response Essays
1. Five reasons why the office will become redundant.
2. In the baby factory:living inside the house of surrogates
3. Moritz Erhart dies after working long hours
4. Should kids be forced to be vegetarian
5. Is the Dutch state liable for deaths in Serebrenica?
6. Should you tell your child why you are splitting up?
7. Should the 17 year old perpetrator of a hate crime be tried as an adult or a juvenile?
8. Should Facebook and Twitter be controlled? Vietnam shows how.
9. Should all immigrants who reach the shores of Australia be given asylum?
10. Should we judge people of past eras for moral failings?
11. How do people forgive crime like murder?
12. Russia's Arctic mission to protect wildlife
13. A new venture in Zurich
14. Kenyan trio in wife sharing deal
15. No S..Please: We're Japanese
16. How to cope with teeagers: look to the middle ages reaction or response essay
17. The link between faith and morality: reaction or response essay
18. Do we molly-coddle our kids so much that they miss out on valuable childhood experiences? reaction or response essay
19. Corporal punishment: a justifiable way of diciplining children or an act of barbarism? Does Sweden have the answer?
20. The Key by Grant Morrison and Rian Hughes; freedom 2014 reaction or response essay with a twist
21. Six year old Afghan girl married off to pay father's debt reaction or response essay
22. Maslow on Turkey; response or reaction essay
23. A short story to listen to and write about; response essay. Fiction podcast: T.C. Boyle reads Donald Barthelme
24. A short story to listen to and write about; response essay. Fiction podcast: Akhil Sharma reads "The Night in Question" by Tobias Wolff
25. Liberal arts or early specialization? Why I teach Plato to plumbers?
26. The spirit world, reaction or response essay
27. Spurious correlations: margerine linked to divorce
28. Where new dads are encouraged to take months off work
Listening into writing
1.       The secrets to successful negotiations
2.       The science of persuasion
3.       George Friedman and Robert D. Kaplan
4.       The secrets of the human brain
5.      The power of the press: how the mass media influences people
6.    Job satisfaction




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